Job 4
American Standard Version
Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

1Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,

2If one assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? But who can withhold himself from speaking?

3Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

4Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

5But now it is come unto thee, and thou faintest; It toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

6Is not thy fear of God thy confidence, And the integrity of thy ways thy hope?

7Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? Or where were the upright cut off?

8According as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, And sow trouble, reap the same.

9By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of his anger are they consumed.

10The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

11The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered abroad.

12Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a whisper thereof.

13In thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falleth on men,

14Fear came upon me, and trembling, Which made all my bones to shake.

15Then a spirit passed before my face; The hair of my flesh stood up.

16It stood still, but I could not discern the appearance thereof; A form was before mine eyes: There was'silence, and I heard a voice,'saying ,

17Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?

18Behold, he putteth no trust in his servants; And his angels he chargeth with folly:

19How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

20Betwixt morning and evening they are destroyed: They perish for ever without any regarding it.

21Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.

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1. Eliphaz reproves Job that the innocent do not suffer
7. He teaches God's judgments to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked.
12. His fearful vision to humble the excellency of creatures before God.
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 3
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